Sarah Jessica Parker
When news of the revival first broke, Parker explained that no one person would be replacing Cattrall. “We’re not looking to bring in a fourth character,” the former Broadway star told TMZ in January 2021. “We have New York City as a fourth character. There will be lots of interesting, new characters that we’re excited about.”
The actress also responded to an Instagram commenter who claimed that Cattrall and Parker dislike one another. “No. I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would,” the Hocus Pocus star wrote via Instagram. “Samantha isn’t part of this story, but she will always be a part of us. No matter where we are or what we do.”
As the revival came to an end in February 2022, Parker told Variety that she wouldn’t be inclined to invite Cattrall to join a possible second season.
“I don’t think I would, because I think there’s just too much public history of feelings on her part that she’s shared,” Parker said. “I haven’t participated in or read articles, although people are inclined to let me know. … We didn’t go to Kim for this, you know. After we didn’t do the third [Sex and the City] movie and the studio couldn’t meet what she wanted to do, we have to hear her and listen to her and what was important to her. It didn’t fit into what was important or needed for us.”
Parker added: “There’s a very distinct line between Samantha and Kim. Samantha’s not gone. Samantha’s present, and I think was handled with such respect and elegance. She wasn’t villainized. She was a human being who had feelings about a relationship, so I think we found a way to address it which was necessary and important for people that loved her.”Back to top